River Buddies program teaches kids to fish

Photo by Bryan Gregson


Excerpt from the Island Park News in Idaho:

The Henry’s Fork rippled with young anglers last weekend, thanks to the grassroots River Buddies program that provides fishing opportunities to area youth. Supported by numerous businesses and sponsors, the River Buddies event brought eight young people ages 8 to 14 from the Pocatello area to the Henry’s Fork to learn to fish. According to TroutHunter guide Marty Reed, an organizer of the program, Seth Scott, Executive Director of the District 6 Juvenile Detention Center in Bannock County, helped choose the participants, who all wrote letters explaining why they want to learn to fly fish. Reed said some had fishing experience, and others had never fished before….

…The kids had a great time floating from Warm River to Ashton. They all loved their guides, and they formed real relationships with them. TroutHunter’s Griz and Ryan Franke took care of the day’s lunch by floating down the river with a grill, flipping burgers as they rowed. Bryan Gregson, a professional fly fishing photographer, encapsulated the event through his photos. Each guide teamed up with two kids, giving them individual attention and instruction.

The kids are the future of the river. When they learn to fish and enjoy the river, their next step is to want to protect it for themselves and future generations.

— Marty Reed, TroutHunter guide


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You can also see more about this great program on the Trouthunter website

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